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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: CSR&D Research Career Development Transition Award Application
Principal Investigator:

Joshua Woolley

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $135,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


There is an “epidemic of loneliness” with 20% of civilians and up to 50% of veterans reporting feeling lonely or socially isolated. This is clinically important because loneliness and social isolation are strong predictors of worse physical health and early mortality. Mental illness is intimately entwined with this epidemic because it both causes and is worsened by loneliness and social isolation. It is the social deficits of mental illness that most strongly contribute to loneliness and social...

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